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Inland South Island heatwave continues for another week (+2 Maps)

The interior of the South Island will continue to join south eastern Australia's heatwave, with several days of well above average daytime temperatures continuing.

Hobart and Melbourne are breaking century-long records with the current heatwave and the same airflow is working its way into the lower South Island, affecting inland areas. Coastal areas are much cooler.


Weather Video: Hotter with daytime downpours

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Many parts of New Zealand are going to be hot over the next few days as high pressure continues to feed in warmer than average air over the country.

In the South Island today temperatures will be over 8 degrees above normal while North Islanders will be over 5 degrees above normal - especially inland.


InfoGraphic (x2) - Thursday's warmer than usual set up for most New Zealanders

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The large high across New Zealand is helping to boost temperatures above normal for November - in fact up to 10 degrees above normal for some inland areas like parts of Central Otago. The Central North Island will be up to 8 degrees above normal.


Weather Video: Daytime downpours to go hand in hand with week-long high

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A belt of high pressure that will last another week in New Zealand is today only just setting in. It’s likely to bring some hot weather to inland regions of both islands over the next couple days (and potentially breaking November heat records in both Melbourne and Hobart).


Daytime downpours about to dominate the time of Weather Forecasters

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As most of you know a large belt of high pressure is crossing New Zealand and will take the rest of November to do so.

It's the same block of high pressure that is giving Melbourne and Hobart their (potentially) warmest November since records began there back in the 1800s.


NZ in for high pressure for rest of November, but downpours too (+16 Maps)

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High pressure is growing around New Zealand today and WeatherWatch.co.nz says it looks "locked in" over the country for the remainder of November. This will encourage more days with calm weather, dry conditions and most likely sunnier too for those who have had cloud lately.


Weather Video: Rest of November: Big areas of high pressure but big downpours too

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A large area of high pressure is rolling in across New Zealand today, with a slightly cool southerly to begin with for some coastal, eastern, areas of the South Island.

However by Wednesday high pressure will smother New Zealand with mostly sunny, mainly dry weather.


Cold Tuesday for some with a Hot Wednesday & Thursday for others! (+4 Maps)

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Daytime highs of just 12 degrees are forecast for some New Zealanders on Tuesday but by Wednesday just further inland it may be 30 degrees with isolated downpours as a large week-long-high rolls in.

A southerly flow around the eastern side of the country will continue today and into Tuesday dropping temperatures for some ahead of hotter weather later in the week.


Weather Video: Large high rolling in but heavy showers this week too

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An enormous belt of high pressure continues to influence the South Island especially. High pressure will remain around the South Island for most of the week while the North Island sees the weekend’s subtropical low fall apart to the east as high pressure builds.

The week ahead is mostly dry and sunny but there are a few exceptions.


Sub-tropical low grazing northern NZ with some rain + eastern Australia unsettled (+9 Maps)

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A large sub-tropical low is today brushing past the upper North Island of New Zealand and is bringing patchy rain to the eastern side of Northland and around Auckland's Great Barrier Island. A few light spits are also falling over northern Coromandel Peninsula.